BRAC’s Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI) seeks to hire a Technical Officer for a growing team that provides advisory services, and technical assistance around the Ultra-Poor Graduation approach to a variety of partners, ranging from governments, multilateral institutions, and NGOs.
Reporting to the Senior Technical Advisor, this junior-level role will support technical assistance to partners, contribute to business development, and deliver on donor commitments, including knowledge management and reporting. This position will be based in New York and will work with staff members in New York, Washington DC and colleagues working with UPGI globally.
The Technical Officer will be responsible for supporting ongoing technical assistance contracts led by Technical Advisors, and other activities as assigned. Responsibilities will evolve as we grow our services and portfolio of advisory contracts, but generally include the following:
Knowledge and Learning
BRAC is one of the world’s largest development organizations, dedicated to empowering people living in poverty. Working across 12 countries in Asia and Africa, BRAC touches the lives of more than 120 million people worldwide. BRAC takes a holistic approach to alleviating poverty with programs that include microfinance, education, healthcare, food security and more.
About the Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative
Through its Graduation programs, BRAC targets the poorest people in a community, known as the ultra-poor, and uses a holistic, time-bound approach to help them improve their health, learn financial skills, and start a profitable business. More than 95 percent of participants in Bangladesh continue on a positive economic trajectory five years after the program ends. To date, BRAC has ‘graduated’ more than 2 million households out of ultra-poverty. BRAC’s approach has gained widespread recognition and adaptations have taken root worldwide.
In 2013, BRAC launched the Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative. The Initiative aims to position Graduation as a key driver to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere. It does this by:
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